Saturday, January 29, 2005

Making History

Our unit took part in a historic moment yesterday. We had the distinct privelege of escorting and delivering the ballots that will be used in Sunday's election.

I talked to one of the guys who was about to go on the mission, and he was really pumped about what he was about to do. The insurgents would love to get their hands on those ballots and cause havoc in the election process, and we are here to make sure they don't even get the chance.

Make no mistake, they will continue to use terror and intimidation to keep people from the polls. I only pray that the Iraqi citizens will have the courage and conviction to stand against them and begin the process of taking their country back.

I'm proud that we have the opportunity to contribute and make a difference.

"Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women."

-Ronald Regan


Blogger Jeff n Marcy said...

Hi John! Jeff here. Just reading your blog entries and I am overwhelmed. We are so very, very proud to call you our brother-in-law. To have you represent our family, and our country with the sacrifices you are making. I want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers every day. The gravity of what you are a part of is not taken lightly, and I want you to know that I personally strive to relate in whatever way I can to what you and your fellow soldiers are going through. God holds this world in his hands and the outcomes are of his design. Let his peace and comfort surround you, always.

We will continue to read and respond, keep up the good work you are doing.

Jeff and Marcy

8:07 PM  
Blogger T Daugherty said...

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6:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I miss you. I'm sorry that you have to be there for a long time. When I go to bed I pray for you to be safe. I think about you everyday. I can't wait for you to come home.

7:01 AM  
Blogger T Daugherty said...

Hi John,
Well, now I know what happens when you click that little trashcan icon under a new post (re the deleted post above) (:
Maybe God wanted me to reword the post? Ok, I can take a hint and will proceed with caution.
What I wanted to post was how thankful we are for the awesome election turnout. Praise God for this!
And thank you and those with you for putting your all on the line for this triumph.
We will keep praying, in thankfulness, that God's presence shines bigger than life on and from you and Amy and your family, and that God gets you home safely in good time!
I can see from my window our neighbor, whose little girl (about 2 yrs. old and as cute as a button), is dancing and giggling in her 2-year old way, and it reminds me again of the great thing God has done with the elections there. He does so rock!
We always look forward to each of your posts so thank you again for keeping us posted this way and bearing your soul too sometimes to help keep us in check.
We love you guys,
Terry Inselmann Daugherty

7:38 AM  
Blogger T Daugherty said...

Speaking of keeping us in check, Seth's words certainly do too. I didn't see them until after I'd posted the 2d time and am wondering if I should click that little icon again, but will for now instead just add that maybe seeing that little girl outside my window between posts was for more than first thought. Maybe it WAS to help visualize the glee others will be able to feel with God's plan for you there but it also reminds me what a family thing your service is.
I can appreciate though do not fully comprehend the difficult balance, so thank God He has the balance part figured out. But I also ditto Seth in that we can hardly wait for you to come home to your family, and our prayers are in sync about keeping you safe.

9:24 AM  
Blogger Nick Bowen said...

John - thanks for helping to make the elections a success and for the sacrifices you're making. You're getting prayed for by people you don't know.

Nick Bowen

9:25 AM  

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